jdgtexan commented on Red Bulls get their payoff for a painful tradeAs a Chelsea fan, I've learned not to ignore the value of a poacher, but I never saw Cooper as anything more than that.
Posted on February 12th, 2013 5:22pm
jdgtexan commented on The end of Nick Johnson, could-have-been baseball titanAnother case of "What could have been" in sports. While some athletes simply have poor luck or their bodies betray them (Tracy McGrady's Back), I wonder if Johnson's issues were related to strength and conditioning.
Posted on January 31st, 2013 1:32pm
jdgtexan commented on Mitt Romney and the Big Bird dividendThat $4MM saved should pay huge dividends for Romney. It's like claiming you'll pay off your mortgage using the coins you find in your couch cushions.
Posted on October 4th, 2012 5:35pm
jdgtexan commented on New York's 'secret' scheme to pay taxi drivers moreEven if the economics justify the prices of medallions, the skyrocketing prices of the past decade is still mind boggling.
Posted on October 2nd, 2012 3:21pm
jdgtexan commented on Why is New York still stuck with the MetroCard?As a consumer, my only concerns with NFC credit cards is just how easily they can be ripped off. But with mobile phones, we'll be able to turn the NFC on and off as we use it, and hopefully that provides the impetus for the MTA to make the big jump. Nonetheless, we remain miles ahead of public transit in every other American city and it's one of the reasons I can never see myself leaving this city.
Posted on September 20th, 2012 6:48pm
jdgtexan commented on The 'facts' from BenghaziWhile I can understand the pressure for news to be breaking, organizations should do a better job of vetting sources and providing disclaimers when necessary.
Posted on September 12th, 2012 6:40pm
jdgtexan commented on Roger Clemens has a plan a lot bigger than the Sugar Land SkeetersI remember when I went to see Clemens pitch in Houston back in 2004 for the Astros. The ballpark was electric, both due to his presence as well as the overall performance of that team with Biggio, Bagwell, Berkman, Oswalt, Lidge, Pettitte, and Beltran for half the season. It's amazing how both Clemens and the team have really bottomed out as they each had to learn there are long-term consequences when you only focus on the short-term. You can only rob Peter to pay Paul for so long.
Posted on August 22nd, 2012 6:11pm
jdgtexan commented on Can Amar'e Stoudemire learn to be like Hakeem?Great use of stats regarding the impact of players training and how they translated it on the court. We should first point, however, that Hakeem was a genius in the post and these guys are attempting to take crash courses from him. In Kobe's case, it was to supplement the loss of his athleticism as he ages, which is what you saw with his lower number of dunk attempts. For Howard, the fact is that he never really started to develop much of a true postgame (in the Ewing, Olajuwon, Robinson sense) until now. I think his could be a case of short-term sacrifice for long-term benefit. In Amare's case, I just hope he can return to the healthy, MVP form of the first-half of the 2010-2011 season before he was driven into the ground by the aggressive per game minutes plan employed by D'Antoni. Without that burst, his face-up game is really just a step-back jumper. If he can get healthy AND add a legitimate back-to-the-basket game, he will truly be unstoppable as well as lengthen his prospective career.
Posted on August 20th, 2012 12:25pm